Speaking of bike lanes, the backlash has gotten personal.
Michael Bloomberg and the City Council agreed on a $59.4 billion city budget deal that squashes the mayor’s plan to shutter 16 fire companies, maintains current six-day services at libraries, prevents layoffs of child welfare workers, and trims by an unspecified margin the number of layoffs planned for other city workers.
“This is basically, as Read More
City Councilman Vinny Gentile of Brooklyn thinks Michael Bloomberg's recent call for severe budget cuts provides an opportunity for those who are considering challenging him in next year's mayoral race.
In Gentile's opinion, Bloomberg is making an "assault" on middle class New Yorkers with his recent spate of budget cuts, which include possibly raising Read More
The jockeying to run for Republican Vito Fossella’s suddenly winnable congressional seat has opened a bit of a rift between Brooklyn and Staten Island Democrats.
The seat is mostly in Staten Island, but for years, Democratic elected officials there have taken a pass at challenging Fossella since that would have meant giving up their Read More
Councilman and candidate for public advocate Eric Gioia, of Queens, held his 35th birthday celebration and “green” campaign kick off at the W Hotel’s Whiskey Bar in Times Square last night. His guest list included Morgan Spurlock, writer and director of Super Size Me (who appeared in an ad recently), and Karenna Gore Schiff, Read More
Assemblyman Michael Gianiaris, who is running for reelection to the Assembly in 2008, says in this week’s City Hall News that he is "going to seriously consider" running for City Council in 2009 and seeking the speakership.
The same article also quotes an unnamed aide to Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell, the former chairman Read More
The Brooklyn Courier ran an article earlier this week on the race to succeed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who will be term-limited in 2009. I didn’t see the article online, but a reader faxed me a copy of it, which gives (of course) special prominence to the Brooklyn candidates for the job, including Read More
Here’s Bill Alatriste‘s shot of a press conference on the steps of City Hall earlier today where City Council members Bill de Blasio, Vincent Gentile and Mike McMahon rallied in support of a bill that would require “e waste,” like old computers and cell phones, to be collected by the dealers who sell Read More
This may be a quiet time when it comes to campaigning, but may also be the best time to get a new political company off the ground.
Earlier this month, 26-year-old lobbyist George Fontas founded New Gotham Strategies, LLC. Fontas said his campaign consulting gig will be completely separate from Read More
[Nicole will largely be the one covering Brooklyn's 11th district congressional race this year. For those of you watching closely, you can email tidbits, releases, literature or anything else to the address at right. Also, full disclosure: she worked for a time for Carl Andrews.]
Roll Call reports that Council Member Yvette Read More